St. Philip Howard—A Fourfold Meditation: On the Four Last Things
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“Thou findest here what thou wilt wish at last,
And that account which none can ever shun;
Then frame thy life before thy time be past,
As thou wilt wish that thou in time hadst done:
Lest thou in vain doth wail thy wretched state,
When time is past and wailing comes too late.”
A poem by Philip Howard, 13th Earl of Arundel (1557-1595), an English nobleman, translator, and one of the Forty Martyrs of England and Wales.
Lyra Martyrum: The Poetry of the English Martyrs, 1503-1681 https://www.clunymedia.com/product/lyra-martyrum/
Catholic Culture Podcast Ep. 69—Poetry of the English Martyrs, w/ Benedict Whalen: https://www.catholicculture.org/commentary/ep-69-poetry-english-martyrs-benedict-whalen/
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Posted by: Peter176 -
Oct. 25, 2023 4:44 PM ET USA
James, I am a loyal listener to your podcast. I have just listened to this episode and was so moved by it that I needed to say a big "Thank you". It was a great choice of material and you read it so beautifully; I felt you brought out the height, breadth and depth of what St Philip Howard had written. You always read so well, but this was, I think, you best so far. Thank you